|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||Making History||discuss|
|Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and written by Julius "Goldy" Sharpe, the new comedy MAKING HISTORY follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. |
Two shows in one, it's both a rollicking historical adventure, and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world. DAN CHAMBERS, a computer science professor at a small Massachusetts college, recently discovered time travel and has been transporting himself back to the 1700s to spend time with the colonial woman he's fallen for. In the present, Dan is an unpopular nerd. But by claiming song lyrics, lines from movies and stand-up bits as his own in the 18th century, he's absolutely hilarious he gets the girl and makes friends. But Dan's actions in the past are messing up the present. That woman he's dating is not just any woman. She's Paul Revere's daughter, DEBORAH, and Dan's meddling in the past causes her father to delay his famous ride, which may have altered the outcome of the entire American Revolution. To set matters right, Dan enlists the help of his colleague, CHRIS PARISH, a brilliant, polished and popular history professor, who's now given the incredible opportunity to actually live the history he teaches. Can Dan, Chris and Deborah save America as we know it? Can a woman from 1775 adapt to life in 2016? Can the three intrepid time travelers improve the past, help the helpless, fight for justice and get rich?
|The Good Place|
|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||The Good Place||discuss|
|From Michael Schur, executive producer of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Parks and Recreation," comes a smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, "House of Lies," "Veronica Mars"), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor (Ted Danson, "Bored to Death," "Cheers"), she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within.|
|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||Frequency||discuss|
|A female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the 'butterfly effect' wreak havoc in the present day.|
|Falling Water trailer|
|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||Falling Water||discuss|
|A mind-bending drama, FALLING WATER is the story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest - one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother - and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig, though, the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas. That the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.|
|Emerald City trailer|
|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||Emerald City||discuss|
|In the blink of a tornado's eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and a K9 police dog are swept into a world far removed from our own - a mystical land of competing realms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. Starring Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil, Jurassic World) as the guileful Wizard and directed by the visionary Tarsem Singh across three European countries, this is Oz completely reimagined - a place where familiar characters show up in fresh, unexpected ways, and where an unsuspecting young woman holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands. And as Dorothy navigates this dangerous world and uncovers her true destiny, we'll see there's no place like... Oz.|
|The Exorcist trailer|
|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||The Exorcist||discuss|
|Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, "The Exorcist" broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt , THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. |
FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas' parish. On the surface, they're a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE , is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY, thinks she's hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.
|Westworld teaser trailer|
|2016-06-20 by thepoperope||Westworld||discuss|
|The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. |
The cast of the 10-episode series includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.
Inspired by the motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.
|New Girl renewed for season 6 by FOX|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||New Girl||discuss|
|Just In From Fox
NEW GIRL RENEWED FOR SIXTH SEASON ON FOX An All-New NEW GIRL Airs Tonight at 8/7c on FOX FOX has renewed comedy series NEW GIRL for its sixth season, it was announced today by David Madden,
"Every network comedy should aspire to what Liz Meriwether is achieving in New Girl, with its bravura dialogue, inventive and witty performances by the talented cast and emotionally engaging storytelling. The series is as creatively strong today as it ever was, we want to congratulate New Girl on reaching its milestone 100th episode and we can't wait for the next subversive and hilarious chapter of these characters' lives."
|Fear the Walking Dead renewed for season 3 by AMC|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Fear the Walking Dead||discuss|
|Press release below|
SURF'S UP! DAYS AFTER ITS SEASON TWO PREMIERE, AMC RENEWS "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD" FOR A THIRD SEASON
SEASON TWO PREMIERE DELIVERED 8.8 MILLION VIEWERS INCLUDING 5.7 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 AND 5.3 MILLION ADULTS 18-49, IN LIVE+3 RATINGS
"FEAR" NOW RANKS AS THE #2 SHOW ON CABLE THIS TV SEASON, BEHIND ONLY "THE WALKING DEAD," AND THE #7 SHOW ON ALL OF TELEVISION (BROADCAST AND CABLE) IN ADULTS 18-49
"TALKING DEAD: FEAR" ALSO RENEWED LIVE AFTERSHOW WILL FOLLOW EVERY NEW EPISODE OF "FEAR" IN SEASON THREE
NEW YORK, NY, April 15, 2016 Days after a season two premiere that solidified "Fear the Walking Dead" as the #2 show on cable (behind only "The Walking Dead") and the #7 show in all of television cable and broadcast among adults 18-49 this television season, AMC announced that it has renewed the series set at the onset of the zombie apocalypse for a third season of 16 episodes, airing in 2017. The network also announced that it had renewed the live aftershow "Talking Dead: Fear," hosted by Chris Hardwick, for another season, following all new episodes of "Fear."
In Nielsen live+3 ratings, Sunday's "Fear the Walking Dead" season two premiere delivered 8.8 million viewers, including 5.7 million adults 25-54 and 5.3 million adults 18-49. The live "Talking Dead: Fear" aftershow delivered 2.8 million viewers including 1.8 million adults 25-54 and 1.6 million 18-49.
"What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in 'Fear The Walking Dead' is to be applauded. Watching Los Angeles crumble through the eyes of our characters and seeing each make decisions and try to figure out the rules of their new world it's fresh, eerie and compelling and we're all in for the ride," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "As Victor Strand observed, 'The only way to survive a mad world is to embrace the madness.' We thank the millions of fans for embracing this mad world and look forward to sailing far into the future."
|Criminal Minds renewed for season 12 by CBS|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Criminal Minds||discuss|
|Press release below|
CBS RENEWS "CRIMINAL MINDS" FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON
CBS announced today that veteran drama CRIMINAL MINDS has been given a full season renewal for 2016-17.
In its 11th season, CRIMINAL MINDS is a top 10 drama in viewers (12.04m), adults 18-49 (2.8/9) and adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and ranks as CBS's second highest rated drama in these demographics.
CRIMINAL MINDS stars Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness. Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Breen Frazier are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. (CBS)